I grew up a Christian under my parents' care. After I left home I became agnostic - leaning a little bit toward being an atheist. I've read and re-read the Bible with an analytical and skeptical view. I wanted to satisfy myself with the notion that the Bible is in error - with many instances of inconsistency and absurdity (if read literally). I found what I was looking for. Yet, now as I approach 45, I begin to wonder if there is more to life than death. Oh, I have had a nice life so far: a reasonably comfortable, typical, middle-class life. I have a quaint home, a good wife, a challenging (but not back-breaking) job/career. I have led a reasonably ethical life and I have some good friends and no enemies. I'm reasonably content but sort of want more out of life. Is there a God? Does this God know and care about me? Is he all powerful, merciful, and good? I still wonder.